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Common A/C Problems

If you have ever spent a hot summer day sitting inside a home or building without air conditioning, it is definitely an experience you do not want to relive. With spring kicking into full gear, and summertime on its way, it is important to learn about some common A/C problems and a few tips on how to avoid repair problems.

Water Leaks from the A/C

If your home may not be getting the proper cooling and may start to feel warm, this can be a sign that your air conditioning unit is leaking and needs repair. If left unchecked, water leakage can lead to more serious issues like mold and milder growth. So it is important to check the A/C unit for any debris or trash buildup as this can often cause airflow problems within your heating and cooling system.

Regular Inspection & Maintenance Can Help Extend The Lifespan of your A/C Unit

The Air is Blowing, but isn’t Cold

If your home or building feels warm or hot even with the air conditioning running on high this can be the result of a number of issues. Try changing the air filter if you have not done so already.  You might need a new air filter if your thermostat is set all the way  to the coldest temperature and you do not feel a difference in your home’s climate.

The Air Conditioner Stops Working

If your A/C unit has stopped working or unexpectedly shut down, the thermostat batteries might be dead and may need to be replaced. Make sure to check that the thermostat is in the cooling position. If the thermostat is not the problem, double check that the circuit breaker is set to the “on” position. If the problem still persists, contact us at (714) 464-6622.

Regular Maintenance is KEY

Most of the common problems that an air conditioner system experiences can easily be prevented with regular repairs and maintenance. Have one of our trained, licensed and professional technicians at Elite HVAC come and inspect your home or building’s air conditioning unit every spring to ensure that your system keeps running smoothly and efficiently.

So if you need dependable, honest, quality A/C service in Orange, CA do not hesitate to call our team at Elite HVAC now at (714) 464-6622 and schedule your A/C inspection service today!

 

Signs You Need a New Air Conditioner

New Air Conditioner

An Old AC that Still Uses Freon Is a Great Candidate for Replacement.

Like any appliance, your air conditioner will have a limited lifespan. Though you can extend this period of service through regular maintenance and repairs, the day will eventually come when you need replacement. A new air conditioner represents a serious investment, however, and the decision for replacement should not be made lightly. In order to tell whether your system needs replacement, look for the following signs.

Freon Usage

The federal government has decided to phase out the use of Freon for air conditioners. The new refrigerant, R410A, provides more efficient cooling to save energy on an everyday basis. If you have repair needs for your AC, and it still uses Freon, you should go ahead and have it replaced.

Old Age

Once an air conditioner passes 10 years of age, its repair needs will increase. The ultimate lifespan for a well-maintained air conditioner lands at around 15 years. However, if you’ve used the device for a decade, and have suddenly begun to experience more problems than the past, your system likely needs to go. As a general rule, if any repair need exceeds half the cost of a new unit, go for the replacement.

Inefficient Operation

An air conditioner that struggles to do its job should get replaced with a newer model. A variety of factors, most related to age, will reduce the energy efficiency of your older unit. Newer models will boast considerable advancements in energy efficient technology, and will save you money every month on your energy bills. If you’ve higher bills or rooms that never seem cool enough, think seriously about the benefits of a new air conditioner.

At Elite HVAC, we are your local source for a new air conditioner in Orange, CA. The benefits of a new system cannot be overstated, especially if your current system has passed the decade mark. To learn more or schedule service, give us a call today at (714) 464-6622.